• Cone Head

    November 20, 2009

    Look at my dog:


    He’s a cone head!!!

    When we picked-up Murphy from the vet this evening, he was so excited to see us. He was smiling from ear-to-ear and wagging his butt tail like crazy. But, now that reality has set in, he’s not happy about the plastic funnel wrapped around his little pug head. Poor guy. Hopefully, he’ll get used to it sooner than later.

    As for my Friday night eats, let’s start with a recap of dessert! 😉


    There were a bunch of apples and a pomegranate in the fridge that needed to be eaten ASAP or thrown in the garbage. You guys know how I feel about wasting food, so I combined them for a delicious Pomegranate Apple Crisp. Holy yum! 😀


    Pomegranate Apple Crisp


    • 3 apples
    • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
    • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 stick of softened butter
    • Cinnamon to taste


    • Pre-heat oven to 350* F.
    • Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter in mixing bowl. Mix until butter is blended well.
    • Slice apples into bite-size pieces and spread in baking dish. Then add half of the pomegranate arils on top of the apples.
    • Sprinkle oat mixture and remaining arils on top of apples.
    • Bake for 30-35 minutes.
    • Allow to cool before serving.



    I kept dinner simple tonight: homemade salad with leftover Flutes, grilled veggies, and rice from Salsa’s.


    Tasty and satisfying!


    It’s only 8:30 pm, but I’m ready for bed. Murphy is already passed out on the couch. He’s snoring like a chainsaw!

    Time for PJs. Good night, blog friends! :mrgreen:

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    Scorpio Woman November 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I’m glad that Murphy is better 🙂 The apple and pomagranates crisp look so good. I’m keeping the recipe. I’ve just recently started to eat pomagranates 🙂 Today I tried with yogurt, granola, almond butter and pomagranate and it was so yummy. 🙂


    Chrysta November 20, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Im glad Murphy is feeling better! You have a very cute puppy=) You dessert looks amazing too. Thank you so much for that recipe. It looks wonderful. have a fantastic evening!


    Arlene November 20, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    My dog had to wear one of those things after each of her knee surgeries (one per knee). And she had a cast on her leg. Not happy times for the poor dear.

    Your dessert (and dinner) look delicious. They’re making me hungry, since I haven’t taken my dinner break yet. It’s not quite 7 p.m. here in AZ.


    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers November 20, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    aw little murphy!!! our dog healed quickly after she was spayed, so i’m sure he’ll be cone-less in no time! your dessert crisp sounds delish. then again, anything w/ the word “crisp” in the title sounds fabulous!


    Estela @ Weekly Bite November 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    i hate it when my dog is in the cone! last time he had a cone he deliberately knocked it off and peed on it immediately! There smarter then we think!


    Light Delight with TouTou November 20, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    hahah dog in a cone ?!
    lovely creation of that Pomegranate Apple Crisp!


    Melissa (Melissa Likes To Eat) November 20, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I like early nights. 🙂 I’m so old……enjoy your evening!!


    Jenna November 20, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Haha, I love Murphy’s facial expression. He looks so not happy!

    Holy yum indeed on the dessert. What an awesome combo.


    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 20, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    LOL I love when my dogs had to wear those things. It was hilarious, but we did feel bad for them.


    Erin November 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Aw, that is one pitiful puppy. 🙁


    FoodFitnessFreshair November 20, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    That apple crisp looks delicious!


    Abby (Abby's VeGaN Eats) November 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Im the same way.. in my PJs by 9 on a Friday! Gotta love it 🙂


    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Awww! That reminds me of when our own little guy got his *ahem* operation.

    Does it make me a bad person that I think dogs are even 10 times cuter when they have to wear those cones? I just think they look so funny!

    That crisp looks delicious!


    Leah November 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Haha the “cone of shame!”


    Meg C. November 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    aw what a cute cone head. pom and apple seem like they’d be a great combo, especially in a crisp!


    Food Makes Fun Fuel November 20, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t mean to laugh, but I remember when my dog had to wear that and it’s hilarious how long it takes them to figure out they can’t go into small spaces with it


    Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) November 20, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I love making crisps (and pies)! It reminds me of fall 🙂 I have some POM juice in the fridge and you’ve inspired me to bake something with it!


    Lauren @ Let Them Eat Lentils November 20, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Night! I’m having an early friday as well and it feels AWESOME. poor little murphy


    Deveree November 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I’m new to your blog and I love it! I am a health educator and love food and blah blah blah BUT most importantly I have two pugs! Stewart and Dougle (think Dooo-gle), pugs are the best dogs (in my completely un-biased opinion ;)) Murphy is adorable! Dougle was neutered just a couple of months ago and had to wear the cone too… I wish I could post a picture for you and Murphy to see and hopefully feel a bit better about his situation 😉


    Deva (Voracious Vorilee) November 20, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Aww, poor puppy! Our kitten is getting neutered in a month and we think he may need to wear a cone 🙁 I hope that he gets better soon!


    Sarah November 21, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Oh, sweet Murphy! I’m glad everything went okay and that he’s back home with you all 🙂


    Vic November 21, 2009 at 12:20 am

    OMG! I am cracking up looking at that picture of Murphy! He might just be the CUTEST thing ever! Tell him to rest and get better… glad to see he pulled through with the surgery. He is seriously the most photogenic puppy, with the best expressions! I think he should start his own blog too! So in addition to Murphy I just wanted to say keep on with the FABULOUS blogging work (I love it!) and looking forward to what will be a fabulous book too! Congrats again! On a side note… I love your table that is always in the backdrop of your pictures… and your iced coffee straw?!? I’m super curious as to where that came from? Is it metal!?! I never switched over to hot coffee this year either so I may need to get me one of those straws you use! Hope all is well!


    Karla November 21, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Murphy is just too cute!


    Jenna November 21, 2009 at 1:48 am

    yummy dessert!! i love how you don’t waste food, you try to incorporate it into something else 🙂


    Amanda November 21, 2009 at 3:26 am

    Oh! The crisp looks divine!! Love Murphy!!! I lived with a pug named Luci ( my old roommate’s ) before I moved in with my boyfriend. I miss her! So cute!
    Happy Friday! Aloha, Amanda


    Shannon November 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

    aww, murphy!!! love your apple-pom crisp 🙂 genious!!


    Kristie Lynn November 21, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Did the pom seeds still have some juiciness to them after they cooked in the crisp?


    Katherine (blissful-body) November 21, 2009 at 10:13 am

    glad murphy did ok! i know i was so worried a few years ago when we went through the same thing with our beast! they recover so well though! have a great weekend tina!


    Ashley Kelloway November 21, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Hi there! I absolutely love your blog!

    Can you tell me where you get the Pomegranate arils? Thanks!


    Tina November 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    @Ashley Kelloway: From inside a pomegranate! 😉


    Katy @ These Beautiful Feet November 22, 2009 at 1:51 am

    That reminds me of Up! Have you seen it? They call it the “Cone of shame” my poor dog had that before as well, it’s SO sad to see them walk around with it on. They look so sad and pathetic you just want to rescue them. But alas, it helps them heal. 🙂 Hope he’s good to go soon!


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    Lisa S July 15, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Great recipe!!

    I didn’t have all the ingredients, and I wanted to cut out the sugar so I modified it a bit. I nixed the sugar, butter, and flour, and instead added 1/2 unsweeted coconut, 1/3 cup raisins, and 1/2 light ricotta cheese.

    I love your recipes because they are so creative 🙂


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